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Topic - Benjamin L. Cline
In a battle between privacy and profits, many states find themselves playing both sides of the street in the intense national debate over drones.
The Virginia General Assembly approved a two-year moratorium on drone aircraft in the state on Thursday, sending the legislation to Gov. Bob McDonnell's desk.
The Virginia House of Delegates on Thursday gave preliminary approval to a bill that would protect state-licensed private adoption agencies from placing children with families if the placement conflicts with the agency's religious beliefs.
Billions of dollars in tax credits, incentives and exemptions which in many cases were poorly targeted or ineffective have prompted a bipartisan push in the Virginia General Assembly for greater disclosure and better accountability in the state tax code.
The drone legislation, he said, would not prohibit the FAA, the Department of Defense or other agencies from flying drones as part of testing procedures.
It also wouldn't hinder Virginia's aviation and aerospace industries, he said.